Friday 19th July 2019
THE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT WORKS OF THE FACILITIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF SOLID WASTE COMING FROM MIXED TRUCKS HAVE BEEN STARTED IN THE SANTA PONÇA SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
This 540,000 euros investment, will avoid damage caused by wipes, rags and gravel in the download area.
The works to build a discharge area for the solid waste treatment in the Santa Ponça treatment plant have been started, while the necessary electromechanical equipment is already being manufactured. This new infrastructure, whose execution supposes an investment of 539,261 euros, will avoid the continuous damage that the current infrastructure suffers, due to the excessive increase of solid waste that it receives (mainly wipes, rags and gravel) mixed with the residual waters that mixed trucks transport and discharge.
So far, these suction trucks, belonging not only to the public company but to private companies, coming from the cleaning of pumping stations and septic tanks, pour the content of their tanks into the discharge dock of the treatment plant, in which the waste water circulates through a channel and a grid, to be later pumped to the pre-treatment system. The presence of solid waste, especially the fibers of wipes, textiles and plastics, causes blockages in both the automatic grid and the pumps.
With the project that has already begun to be executed, the Santa Ponça treatment plant will have a new, automated and remote managed treatment process, capable of separating the liquid part from the solid part of the waste from the mixed trucks, in a reliable and safe way.
This investment, close to 540,000 euros, is funded by the Regional Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries through the money from the water treatment levy rate collected by the town halls, and is expected to be executed by the end of this year.